OMANCHE — Richard B. Hawkins, 77, died May 17, 2018.

An informal get-together to honor Dick’s memory will be held on his birthday, July 29. Condolences may be offered online at, where more information will be available in the future.

He was born July 19, 1940, in Worcester, Massachusetts, to Robert E. and Helga K. (Laitinen) Hawkins. He was united in marriage to Laura McClaskey. He served for 20 years in the United States National Guard.

Survivors include his wife, Laura M. Hawkins; sons, Robert Hawkins and Brian Hawkins; brother and sister-in-law, Al and Ronda Hawkins; and numerous friends.